Cystic fibrosis sufferers again left in the queue

The establishment of a review group for health will be cold comfort for cystic fibrosis sufferers who have seen the government renege on promises time and time again

4th April, 2009

Last week began with another row in the health services which had a familiar theme: should the private sector provide public health services?

This row centred on the issue of long-awaited and necessary facilities for people with cystic fibrosis (CF). The cash-strapped Health Service Executive (HSE) confirmed that it would not have the resources until 2011 ‘‘at the earliest’’ to build the promised special unit for CF sufferers at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin....

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